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Author: Severyn Bruyn
Journal: Human Organization
Volume 22, Number 3 / Fall 1963

“In the search for meaning and understanding in human relationships a significant number of sociologists in the classical tradition, as well as in contemporary research, have recognized the importance of participant observation in methodology. The place of this technique in the methodology of social sciences has yet to be thoroughly examined. It still remains a questionable technique for some social scientists largely because it raises some of the most fundamental questions about epistemology and challenges the traditions of science.”


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